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Title: 网络会话非言语礼貌策略研究 = A study of the non-verbal politeness strategies in online chat conversations
Authors: 陶乐心
Keywords: politeness, face, non-verbal cues, online chat, emoticons, laughter
Issue Date: 14-Jan-2013
Citation: 陶乐心,TAO LOK SUM KAREN (2013-01-14). 网络会话非言语礼貌策略研究 = A study of the non-verbal politeness strategies in online chat conversations. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The present study is situated in the field of politeness research, which has dominated research in pragmatics for several decades mainly based on Brown & Levinson?s Face Theory. According to Brown & Levinson, politeness strategies are developed to show respect and esteem for the face of others. Although this other-oriented approach gives us stable models of politeness, it undermines the needs of the speaker in communication. In this study, we will take into consideration of both other-face and self-face in the examination of politeness strategies in the context of Instant Messaging (IM) conversations, where scant attention has been given despite its popularity and invaluable corpora available since the 1990s. This study aims to describe and analyse how non-verbal cues, emoticons and laughter in particular, are used hand-in-hand with verbal language throughout social interchanges in order to achieve smooth communication by mitigating face threats to self or others.
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